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1‘the buildings around us were scorched by the fire’
burn, sear, singe, char, blacken, discolour
2‘grass scorched by the sun’
dry up, desiccate, parch, wither, shrivel
burn, bake, roast
3‘to get to New York you have to scorch along sixteen-lane highways’
speed, zoom, whizz, blast
informal zap, zip, burn, burn rubber, belt, vroom
British informal bomb, bucket, put one's foot down, blind
North American informal barrel, lay rubber
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